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4 Jan 2023


cnarcisofriends – Posted by cnarcisofriends Anywhere

Job Description

Friends of the Children is looking for an extraordinary professional to join our finance team.  Are you flexible and ready to take on a wide range of accounting tasks? Is working for an organization that inspires you a critical aspect of your job search?  We may have the perfect career for you.

Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors for 12+ years no matter what.

The Finance team performs the accounting functions for the National Friends of the Children organization and chapters throughout the country. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements for the chapter organizations that pay for National accounting services.

At Friends of the Children we bring together different experiences, skills and backgrounds to provide opportunities to overcome personal, systemic and institutional barriers.

Does that sound like something you would like to be a part of? Here’s what we have to offer you:

  • Strong, cohesive Finance team committed to innovation and high standards.
  • A team of talented employees who are passionate about working together to create an extraordinary and impactful organization.
  • Respect for work-life balance. You’ll work hard, and we expect you to recharge your batteries.
  • A comprehensive benefit package. (401k with 4% match, Health, Dental, Vision, Life)

Friends of the Children is committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.  See the below to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and qualifications.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended as a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Basic Function / Position Objective:  

The role’s primary responsibility is to manage a team of senior and staff accountants. The position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation and review, accounts payable review, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, and the support of budget and forecast activities for our growing network of chapters.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations and strategies for managing a rapidly growing service to our network of independent community-based chapters
  • Hiring, training, and retaining skilled accounting staff
  • Review chapter financial statements, including all applicable entries & reconciliations.
  • Manage workflow for the chapter Finance & Accounting teams.
  • Monitor quarterly and annual tasks to ensure clean and timely year-end audits for chapters.
  • Review chapter payroll entries, ensuring accurate grant reporting and functional accounting of wages, taxes, and benefits.
  • Review deposits, journal entries, and reconciliations prepared by Staff Accountants and Senior Accountants.  Able to prepare them in support of the team.
  • Lead and/or attend monthly financial calls with chapter Executive Directors and board members.
  • Maintain fixed asset software, including the annual renewal and year-end rollover for the network.
  • Support the team to provide required audit and Form 990 documentation and answer audit questions accurately and timely.
  • Support budgeting and planning activities for current and expanding chapters.
  • Support the National Controller on special projects and workflow process improvements.
  • Respond to inquiries from the National Controller, CEO, COO, and chapter executives regarding financial results and special reporting requests.
  • Review grant documents and monitor compliance across the organization with established rules and regulations.
  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources, while maintaining a high level of accuracy in a fast-paced expanding business model.
  • Learn the most critical aspects of the National Controller, Sr. Accountant, Staff Accountant, and Accounting Specialist roles to provide essential coverage during absences.

Required Skills, Education, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Active CPA license
  • Seven to ten years of financial accounting or audit
  • Non-profit accounting experience
  • Strong GAAP/internal controls knowledge
  • Experience in supporting multiple business entities simultaneously
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Highly organized and efficient in completing various projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of staff
  • Detail oriented with the ability to pull back and evaluate processes from a strategic level

Preferred competencies, skills, and abilities:

  • Federal grant compliance experience including uniform guidance single audit
  • Experience with Financial Edge and Asset Keeper
  • Experience with expense reporting and management software
  • Proficient in Teamwork and Microsoft Teams
  • Payroll reporting (using TriNet, Paychex, or similar system)
  • Managing government grants

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $95K-$115K (Compensation commensurate with experience and geographical location)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision (Organization pays up to the employee only rate)
  • Life Insurance (Organization paid)
  • 401k with 4% match


  • Remote/Virtual

Applications without cover letters will not be considered; please use this as an opportunity to convey why you want to be the Controller – Network Financial Services at Friends of the Children!

Friends of the Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to addressing discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity. The equal employment opportunity policy of Friends of the Children provides fair and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. Friends of the Children – Portland hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Friends of the Children is growing rapidly as communities across the country are experiencing the power of how “One” changes a child’s story: One Friend. One Child. 12 ½ years. No matter what. #ThePowerOfOne

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How to Apply

Click here to apply: https://friendsofthechildren-national.hiringthing.com/job/534091/controller-network-financial-services-friends-of-the-children-national  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: controller and cpa. Salaries: Not Disclosed.


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